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Working in the UK for International Students /// looking for work /// Introduction • Your Name • Job Title • Service Name • Institution Name Today’s Topics • Looking for work • Strategies for Success • Transferable Skills • Questions and Answers Where to look… • University Job Shop • University Careers Department • University Personnel Department • Students’ Union website • Local Newspapers • Yell.com for a targeted search • JobCentre Plus www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk Looking for a job • Application procedures • Selection procedures – Submit a CV and – Interview covering letter by post, in person or – Competency tests electronically (numeracy, typing, IT literacy) – Submit an application – Psychometric Testing – Apply in person – Presentation – Apply on line – Group Interview Writing a CV • Proper format, length, completely free from errors • Consistent and simple • Tailored for specific jobs • Assistance available from your Job Shop/Careers Service Completing Applications • Make a couple of blank copies that you can use as practice • Fill in all areas • Tailor answers to each individual job • Must be legible and free from error • Keep a copy of each completed application Interviews • Be on time and look neat • Prepare by reviewing the job description and particulars • Review your previous work experience and develop answers to questions • Don’t rush to give answers; take your time • Remember to have a firm handshake and make eye contact Strategies for Success • Review vacancy criteria • Turn up for interviews • Demonstrate reliability • Give notice • Project a positive image • Balance work and studies Skills You can gain in the Work Place / Transferable Skills • Team working • Communication • Adaptability • Drive & determination • Planning & organisation • Problem Solving • IT Additional Resources UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs www.ukcisa.org.uk/ Home Office: UK Border Agency www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/ British Council: www.educationuk.org NASES http://www.nases.org.uk/students Any questions?
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